The Voyager inflatable kayak by Driftsun is ten feet long and comes with an innovative design that allows you to fully inflate the kayak in under five minutes. If that’s not impressive enough, its durable construction will definitely encourage you to buy, especially if you’re looking for a two-seater kayak that can handle whitewater conditions.
Our Verdict: For the price, you really can’t go wrong with this tandem. It may not come with a lot of bells and whistles but it can offer a solid performance on slow moving rivers, large ponds, and lakes. The shorter length can make it difficult to track in whitewater conditions, especially if you’re close to the max user weight. But if you’re looking for a tough, well-built kayak you can use for a little angling on the river, then this Driftsun Voyager is a great buy for the price.
Keep on reading to learn how the Voyager handles different water conditions and what you can expect in terms of quality and performance
Overview and Features
This package comes with:
- Travel bag
- Repair kit
- Two paddles
- Two seats
- Rear fin
- Hand pump
The Voyager comes with two aluminum paddles complete with ergonomic grips, and a free hand pump. For storage and transport, the paddles can be broken down. The included repair kit will come in handy in the event of an accident.
The included seats are highly adjustable and can be moved up or back to accommodate shorter or taller riders. If you’re planning a trip solo on the water, one of the seats can easily be removed, allowing you to adjust the remaining seat for balance and user comfort.
The rear tracking fin is perfect for rough water conditions for ocean angling and can be removed when you’re paddling on a calm lake or a slow-moving river.
The kayak weighs in at just twenty-seven pounds. Combined with the included carrying case, transporting and hauling this kayak is a breeze.
This model is made out of 840D coated nylon oxford material. The bottom of the kayak is made out of PVC tarpaulin, which is tear-resistant and tough enough to handle rocks, tree stumps, branches, or any other dangerous obstacle that you’ll come across in the water. Both seats are made out of EVA foam.
Max User Weight
The kayak has a max user weight of four hundred and fifty pounds, which is pretty average for a kayak in this price range. We would’ve liked to have seen a max weight of five hundred and fifty pounds, which would allow you to bring along a friend and plenty of gear.
Unlike other tandems in this price range, the Voyager really doesn’t need much to get going in the right direction.
The two removable seats are highly adjustable and provide plenty of upper and lower back support. While this may not be a big deal for some, anglers that plan on spending an entire day out on the water will appreciate how comfortable these seats truly are.
Basically, this is a kayak package that’s designed with comfort and convenience in mind. It’s also a great option if you’re in need of a kayak you can take with you when you travel. The kayak, seats, and paddles all fold down and fit easily into the appointed carrying case.
But considering this is a tandem, you will quickly notice that the kayak is lacking some serious storage space. There are no dry storage compartments, so you’ll have to purchase your own dry bag to store important personal items such as your wallet, phone, and keys. A dry bag can be attached to one of the few D-rings located at the rear of the kayak.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Great extras
- Easy to navigate
- Fast inflation
- Lightweight design
- Tracks poorly in rough water conditions
- Low max weight capacity
Is There Anything I Can Do to Make this Kayak Faster?
The more weight you add, the slower the kayak, making it difficult to maneuver. If you’re looking for a faster kayak and one designed to handle whitewater conditions, then you may be better off with the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak. The Sevylor has a reputation for speed, easy handling, and features a durable design that can take on a variety of water conditions and environments.
Can You Use an Anchor With this Angling Kayak?
Yes. However, if you’re planning on taking a passenger, you’ll need to take into consideration the extra weight of the anchor. The limited max user weight can prevent you from bringing along all the gear you need, however, for some anglers, an anchor is an essential piece of gear and one that will allow them to drop anchor and fish in the perfect spot for an extended period of time. To learn more about fishing in a kayak, click here to read our article on kayak fishing tips.
What Type of Kayak Should I use for Long Distances?
Most anglers can agree that a longer, narrower kayak is a better choice if you have plenty of distance to cover in order to reach your favorite fishing spot. If speed isn’t an issue then a wider kayak can be a better choice, especially if you’re in need of a stable kayak that will allow you to stand and cast. Basically, the best fishing kayak for you will depend on where you like to fish and how you fish.
Conclusion and Rating
In conclusion, the Driftsun Voyager 2 Person Tandem Inflatable Kayak is the perfect kayak for the angler who wants to spend a day out on the water. While the design itself is fairly basic, it does work well on slow moving rivers, lakes, and large ponds. It doesn’t have much space to work with in terms of storage and the shorter design can make it sluggish and cramped, especially if you’re known to bring along plenty of fishing gear. But, if you need a basic kayak you and your buddy can use for a fun afternoon on the lake, the Voyager is a great choice. We gave this model a rating of four and a half stars out of five.